We are launching a new series called “Historical Tidbits” These are short articles curious Bexley mysteries. See our first posting – The Forgotten Parks and Open Spaces – of Bexley – and come back as more curiosities and mysteries are discovered and explained! Find these items by selecting Articles >
Bexley Day Celebration at the Bexley Library: Mapping Bexley from Wilderness to Village
We are pleased to announce that the Bexley Historical Society will be participating in the “Bexley Day” celebration at the Bexley Library – Mapping Bexley from Wilderness to Village – on Wednesday, August 10 at 7 pm. Find more information about the event at the Bexley Library website – https://www.bexleylibrary.org/event/6613103
Bexley Historical Society on the 2022 Bexley House and Garden Tour!
The Bexley Historical Society was proud to be one of the stops on the 2022 Bexley House and Garden Tour. We had 178 people tour the Cottage Museum with many of our Trustees on hand to conduct tours and answer questions. It was a delight to meet so many new
Thank You for the Support!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who visited the Bexley Historical Society booth, featuring Johnson’s Ice Cream, at the Bexley 4th of July Celebration! It was great to see so many happy faces, answer questions and to serve you ice cream. We look forward to connecting with more of our
Join us July 4th for Johnson’s Ice Cream
We have been informed that we will not be allowed to hand out coloring books at the July 4 event. Look forward to the coloring books at our next event! The tradition continues… The Bexley Historical Society (BHS) will be participating in the Bexley July 4th celebration on the Capital
Camp Bushnell Plaque Unveiling
On November 11th, 2020, Bexley Mayor Ben Kessler met with members and trustees of the Bexley Historical Society at Broad and Drexel streets to unveil a commemorative plaque marking the history of Camp Bushnell in Bexley. President of the Bexley Historical Society Glenn Soden noted that there was an incredible
COVID-19 Impact on Historical Society Hours
Due to COVID-19, the museum’s Open Hours have been temporally suspended. Visits to the museum are currently through pre-arranged appointments by emailing email@example.com.
New Donations to the Historical Society
Edie Mae and Mike Herrel recently moved to a new home which necessitated downsizing. The Bexley Historical Society’s Museum has been enhanced by the Herrels many donations, including the collection of Edie’s Bexley themed art prints. George Spencer’s children donated memorabilia related to his 29 year career in major/minor league
Reflections of Bexley
Link to a This Week News article on the “Reflections of Bexley” meeting at the Jeffery Mansion in April of 2017.
Illustrator Edie Mae Herrel Draws Bexley’s History
Here is a link to a brief video interview with Edie Mae Herrel from the local PBS station WOSU. Bexley resident Edie Mae Herrel creates illustrations historic scenes from Bexley’s past. Her work has included the Adena Native Americans, the first settlers to Bexley, construction of mansions by the Jeffrey